Trunk Find Make Over !!!!????July 12th, 2010 in member junk
You never always know what you get. I noticed when sanding that this was not a normal built trunk. It was made with rivits. I relooked at it and notices it had olive drab paint on the bottom. The rest had a few coats of paint, spray paint and missing the tray I did some research to make the tray for it and found out it was a military footlocker. Built for the 3 branches of service in 1943. USN, USMC and USA. (Pre Air Force. Air Force was started in 1947). After I painted it I found raised letters saying Cole Mfg Co. Old 63A 1943. I am keepin this one for sure. I ceaned out the closet and a couple junk drawers of my personal treasures and "Voila" New storage space and a shoe locker in one! Just think of all the uses I can do in the future!!!!
Pattern or design used: My own design
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